New York State receives $185.8 million federal grant to create State Health Benefit Exchange
New York State will receive $185.8 million federal grant to implement its State Health Benefit Exchange designed to help New Yorkers obtain affordable health insurance coverage.
“The creation of an easy-to-use Health Exchange is an important step to reduce the number of uninsured New Yorkers and make health insurance more affordable for individuals, families and small businesses,” Governor Cuomo said. “This latest grant is a reflection of New York¹s leadership in creating an effective Exchange and will help us to build on the progress we have already achieved.”
Sisters playing same stage role, one in Canton and one out West in Washington
CANTON -- Hannah Harvester and her sister Helen are both performing the part of Tracy in “The Philadelphia Story” -- on opposite ends of the country.
Hannah is starring as Tracy in the Grasse River Players upcoming rendition of the play for Canton¹s Winterest. Her sister Helen will also star as Tracy, but in a Harlequin Productions version in Olympia, Wash.
Hyde-Stone Mechanical of Potsdam establishes charitable foundation with Northern New York Community Foundation
POTSDAM -- Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors, with an office in Potsdam, has established a charitable foundation within the Northern New York Community Foundation with an initial $100,000 gift.
The new foundation will enable the company to formalize its reinvestment efforts in support of nonprofit organizations and schools in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, and Clinton counties.
Annual Battle of the Bands Charity Fest to be held Mar. 16 in Massena
MASSENA -- The fifth annual Battle of the Bands Charity Fest will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Lawrence Centre Arena.
Proceeds will benefit Raquette Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Bands interested in playing at the event must register with the St. Lawrence Centre Mall office at 764-1001 or [email protected].
There is a non-refundable $20 registration fee.
The deadline to register is March 1.
Lifetree Café to discuss state of marriage in Chipman Feb. 11
CHIPMAN -- Lifetree Café will discuss the state of marriage at the Monday, Feb. 11 meeting at 7 p.m.
The free program, titled “Is Marriage Obsolete? Why More People Are Saying, ‘I Don’t,’” will examine declining marriage rates.
“With divorces on the rise and people getting married later or not marrying at all, the institution of marriage is coming under fire,” said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. “Some wonder if marriage is an outdated concept and is still needed.”
Madrid kids save elderly woman who had fallen into snow Friday night and couldn't get up
MADRID -- Some young people from Madrid are credited with saving an elderly woman who had fallen into the snow last night and couldn't get up.
Trevor Moulton and Nick Miller are both 14, and their parents were proud to tell us that they and a group of friends were walking home from the community skating rink at about 9 p.m. in the blowing snow when they heard the whimpering of a woman, reportedly in her 80s, who had fallen into the snow as she was walking home from the Hometown Cafe.
A welcome break for storm-weary St. Lawrence County: sunny skies expected this weekend, highs of 40 predicted for Monday
St. Lawrence County residents, buried under more than one foot of snow from Friday’s storm, are now getting a welcome break with sunny skies this weekend and temperatures as high as 40 degrees starting Monday.
The National Weather Service is predicting gusty winds up to 21 miles per hours today which means Friday’s fluffy snowfall can be expected to drift in many North Country locations.
While highs today will only rise to about 14, high temperatures on Sunday should rise to 25, with predicted highs for Monday and Tuesday 40 and 37, respectively, the weather service says.
SUNY Potsdam men's basketball team defeats Geneseo on Bear Pride Night
POTSDAM – The SUNY Potsdam men’s basketball team (9-12, 5-9 SUNYAC) hosted SUNY Geneseo (14-8, 10-5 SUNYAC) for Bear Pride Night late Friday evening.
Four Bears reached double digits in the 75-61 victory over the Knights. Senior guard Mark Lake, Jr. (Harlem, N.Y. / All Hallows) and junior forward Rob Duquette (Peru, N.Y. / Peru) led the Bears with 17 points apiece.
The first half was tightly contest by both teams. Geneseo would take an early lead off of a layup by sophomore forward Gordon Lyons (Buffalo/Canisius).
SUNY Potsdam women's basketball team falls to Geneseo
POTSDAM – The SUNY Potsdam women’s basketball team (1-20, 0-14 SUNYAC) hosted SUNY Geneseo (16-5, 12-3 SUNYAC) for Bear Pride Night and a Pink Out on Friday.
Freshman forward Katie Lavoie (Malone, N.Y. / Franklin Academy) led the Bears with eight points in a 74-33 loss.
Potsdam found themselves down 6-0 within the first two minutes of the contest. Sophomore forward Margaret Wall (Churchville, N.Y. / Aquinas Institute) would get the Bears on the board first at the 17:52 mark with a 15-foot jump shot.
SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team wins in OT against Brockport
MASSENA —Senior captain Matt Viola scored the game-tying goal with four seconds remaining and freshman forward Billy Pascalli won the game in overtime to lift the SUNY Potsdam men's hockey team (7-14-1, 4-9 SUNYAC) to a 4-3 victory over Brockport (5-15-2, 4-9-1) on Saturday night.
After an injury to freshman goaltender Jon Hall, junior Shane Talarico came up big in relief with 22 saves for the win. Jaxon Bernard, seven year-old son of Potsdam head coach Chris, served as the Bears lucky charm as he led the team onto the ice at the start of the contest.